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Dr. Betancourt: Cerritos College’s Music Guru

Marck Parra

May 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music

A trumpet performance stands out during a jazz concert for a young Dr. David Betancourt as realization settles in his face about his future.It was on that fateful night that Dr. Beatncourt, now Director of Music at Cerritos College, knew he wanted music to play a predominant role in his life.Following ...

A musical journey is brought on by Ain’t Nothin but the Blues

Lindsay Helberg

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music

It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues opened Friday night with all the spirit of a church revival and the sass of a speakeasy along with the soul of music born of life’s heartbreaks and triumphs. This show takes a musical journey from the roots of the blues in African celebration music, through ...

Lana Del Rey saves lives

Benjamin Garcia

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Lust For Life is a life-saver. Lana Del Rey is about to cure the depression she gave us in high school with her new optimistic lyrics; but the sound is not for everyone. In these dark times-- when there is a fascist sitting in the oval office, our rocky relations with North Korea are hastily becoming...

Kendrick Lamar releases his fourth album; DAMN

Max Perez

April 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

DAMN, every other album that's been released this year is irrelevant. It may be a bold statement, but the minute Compton City rapper Kendrick Lamar dropped his fourth official album titled DAMN, the whole rap world stopped and listened, then realized they can't hang. No disrespect to Raekwon, Drake a...

Music department brings jazz culture to Cerritos College

Music department brings jazz culture to Cerritos College

Marck Parra and Dennis Osorio

April 11, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Cerritos College Music Department and The ASCC presented a Jazz Exchange Concert on Wednesday, April 5 held at the Student Center to a packed crowd of jazz enthusiasts. The concert featured a lineup that included jazz ensembles from three neighboring high schools, John Glenn High School, Paramount...

Lana del Rey announces album and witchcraft

Benjamin Garcia

April 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Some suspected it in the music video Born To Die -- where she sits on a throne, dressed like Baphomet -- has sex on an altar (a car) -- and chants verses resembling Freemason initiation rituals. She hinted to it in the song, The Blackest Day: "You should've known better/ Than to have to let her/ G...

Student Showcase sheds light on Applied Music Program

Dennis Osorio

April 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music

The college hosted a classical music show case on Thursday, March 30, to show family members and other audiences the applied students who were awarded with scholarships such as the Scott Henderson Memorial Scholarships for Anna Lopez, Crystal Machado and Phillip Varela; Pepsi Scholarships to Chelsie Le...

Spring Serenade showcases students talents

Benjamin Garcia

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music

"I hope more people will come next time," Director of chorale and vocal studies Anna Demichelle said, "We had a very nice house today and the more these students perform, the better it is for them, so we are going to try to do this once every semester." Applied music instructor Rhonda Dillon teaches s...

Don’t Sleep on “More Life”

Michael Cueto

March 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

October's very own Drake gives us, "More Life," which includes guest appearances by Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Quavo, Giggs and Sampha. None of these artists disappointed in delivery, however, lyrically I felt they could have delivered more. The album contains great samplings reminiscent of t...

Quetzal: The Eternal Getdown

Quetzal: The Eternal Getdown

Natasha Molina

March 23, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music

This article has been updated after publishing to add another source. Rich in culture is the best way to describe what Grammy-winning, Quetzal's music brings to the table, with a unique sound and powerful lyrics this group is sure to catch more than one ear's attention. According to the Los Ange...

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